Dealing With Stress Over Christmas

Queensland Mental Health Week

Queensland Mental Health Week – Take Time for Mental Health   We all need reminders about how to keep mentally healthy – am I right? Well lucky for us, Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) is an annual event that is organised to shed light on the different ways we can take care of our mental…

5 Reasons to Smile More

4 Reasons to Smile   The man who created the iconic yellow first smiley face in 1963 started World Smile Day, held on the first Friday of October each year. He stated he became concerned about the over-commercialization of the symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition…

12 Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep

12 Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep   Falling asleep may seem like an impossible dream when you’re awake at 3am, but good sleep is more under your control than you might think. Following healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restful slumber. Researchers have identified a variety of practices and habits…

The Influence of Male Body Image In Media

The Influence of Male Body Image in Media   What is body image? Body image is how you perceive, think and feel about your body. Poor body image, and the role of the media in particular, has received a lot of press. And there is a widespread awareness of how it can contribute to eating…

Using Psychology to Manage Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Stress Management Techniques to Manage Chronic Pain   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based Stress Management is best known for managing symptoms associated with mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. They are the most know and evidence based strategy and you are likely to so some CBT Stress Management at your…

Men and their Mental Health

Men and their Mental Health Men are known for bottling things up. They frequently have thoughts such as “ I don’t want to bother others” or “its not anyone else’s business”.  The problem is that this mentality is significantly contributing to Australia’s increasing rate of Mental Health issues in men (ASHW, 2012). Research has shown that…